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Irina Reyn

September 24, 2009

Rose O'Neill Literary House, 4:30 p.m.

Demystifying Book Publishing: A Publishing talk with Irina Reyn

Author Irina Reyn, who worked in book publishing for several years, takes us on a practical journey through the process of getting the written word from your laptop or notebook and onto the bookstore shelves.

September 26, 2009

CAC Forum, Casey Academic Center, 1:30 p.m.

A reading by Irina Reyn and Washington College students

Book signing to follow

Irina Reyn�s first novel, What Happened to Anna K. (Touchstone 2008), a bold reimagining of Anna Karenina in modern New York, was named one of the best books of 2008 by The San Francisco Chronicle, The Washington Post, and Entertainment Weekly and is described by Philip Lopate as a "witty, psychologically astute and immensely pleasurable novel." Reyn is editor of Living on the Edge of the World: New Jersey Writers Take on the Garden State (Touchstone/Simon & Schuster 2007) and has published widely in One Story, Post Road, Tin House, Los Angeles Times, Town & Country Travel, The Forward, Nextbook, Ballyhoo Stories, San Francisco Chronicle, and The Moscow Times. Her fiction and personal essays also appear in Not Like I�m Jealous or Anything: The Jealousy Book (Delacorte), Becoming American: Personal Essays by First Generation Immigrant Women (Hyperion) and A Stranger Among Us: Stories of Cross-Cultural Collision and Connection (OV Books). Reyn was born in Moscow, and currently divides her time between Brooklyn, NY and Pittsburgh, PA, where she is an Assistant Professor of English at the University of Pittsburgh. Initiated in 2007, the Mary Wood Fellowship is extended bi-annually to an emerging female writer. It is made possible by the continued support of author Mary Wood.

Sponsored by: The Rose O�Neill Literary House and the Department of English